ESFF-2022---FINAL_POSTER_A3-Low for socialThe Bigas Luna Tribute Edinburgh was a collaboration with the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival on October 14-15th, featuring screenings of the ‘Iberian Portraits’ Trilogy with intros and Q&A sessions. 

Starting on Friday October 14th at 6pm, the screening of Jamón jamón (1992, with English subtitles) originally planned for Filmhouse, it had to be re-scheduled at short noticed to the Institut Français d’Écosse* due to the sudden and devastating closure of Filmhouse quite literally overnight in early October. The new venue, in the heart of Edinburgh, was a success, and the screening sold-out. Santiago Fouz Hernández (Professor of Iberian Studies and Film Studies at Durham University) introduced the film and was joined at the end by Nuria Campdevilla (Professor of Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies at Exeter University) for an animated Q&A with many engaging questions from the audience.

On Saturday October 15th Summerhall hosted a double bill starting with Huevos de oro/Golden Balls (1993, with English subtitles) at 4pm with an intro by Dr Fiona Noble (Lecturer in Spanish Cinema at the University of Stirling and author of Subversive Spanish Cinema) and followed by La teta y la luna/The Tit and the Moon (1994, with English subtitles) at 6.30pm with an intro by Prof Fouz Hernández. Noble and Fouz also did long Q&A for both films, attracting many questions and comments from very engaged audiences, lasting for over 40 mins.

The events provide an opportunity to enjoy the important work of one of Spain’s most iconic filmmakers and to learn more about the context in which they were produced, in conversation with some of his collaborators and international academics that have researched the films.

in 2022 we celebrated 30 years since the release of Jamón Jamón, the film that launched the careers of Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. Both actors were also Academy Awards nominees that year.

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FRIDAY 14 October 2022. Institut Française (W Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF)*
6pm –  Jamón jamón  (1992) with intro by  Prof Santiago Fouz-Hernández (Durham University) followed by Q&A.

SATURDAY 15 October 2022. Summerhall (1, Summerhall, EH9 1PL)
4pm – Huevos de oro/Golden Balls (1993) with intro by Dr Fiona Noble (University of Stirling).

6.30pm – La teta y la luna/The Tit and the Moon  (1994) with intro by Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University) + joint Q&A for both films with Fouz and Noble.



New cities for 2023 in the USA and Europe will be announced by the end of the year.

For more info and group bookings please contact bigaslunatribute@gmail.com

Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival. Bigas Luna event page (programme, notes and tickets)
Filmhouse. Scotland’s leading independent cinema.
Institut Français Écosse. A little corner of France in the heart of Edinburgh.
Summerhall. Home to award winning theatre, avant-garde art, the best live music in the country, concerts & ceilidhs, talks, workshops & children’s events.

Jamón jamón  (1992) 
Huevos de oro/Golden Balls (1993)
La teta y la luna/The Tit and the Moon  (1994)

DOWNLOADS (click on image to download high res file).
Postcard – FRONT | BACK
Poster – Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival 2022
Press release – ESFF 2022 


The Bigas Luna Tribute Edinburgh is a collaboration between Durham University (UK),
The Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival and the festival’s sponsors. 

For more info and group bookings please contact bigaslunatribute@gmail.com